Posts Tagged ‘home and garden’

A beautiful wooden table stands majestically in the middle of the room. You love the way it looks, the way it compliments your décor. Its beautiful color and design are what made you bring it home.


It’s Autumn and the weather is getting chilly. You would love to grab a cup of coffee or relax with a warm tea. If you set the cup on the table, it might create a ring. A splash of beverage might end up on the table, creating a stain that might not come off.


The Elegant Fern autumn placemats are a great solution. Its green and brown fern leaves remind you of the woods, of the crisp leaves that crunch under your feet as you take a stroll and relax in the cool breeze. These Fall leaf placemats are vinyl and are thickly padded to protect your tables from heat and water damage when setting something down that it too hot or an item that may spill. Its so easy to maintain: all you have to do it wipe it down with a clean cloth.


You still get to see your table in all its beauty yet protecting it at the same time. Autumn is a time for accomplishments. By protecting our table and preventing scratches, spills, and table damage, this leaves us with more time and opportunity to accomplish all we would like to accomplish. Enjoy the day!

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Spring is in the air! Let’s rejoice by throwing a party together. Which are your favorite colors of spring? Is it bright pinks, a strong yellow, orange, and green? Or is it the pale pastels such as mint, peach, and pale pink?




There are so many tablecloth colors to choose from. Basic Poly cloth tablecloths are available in over seventy colors and Miranda damask tablecloths have beautiful spring colors with a pretty white floral design. The Galaxy Vinyl Tablecloth has over thirty colors and perfect for indoor or outside use. It definitely adds to the decor and cheers up the whole surroundings.

cloth napkin ring idea

There are an abundance of gorgeous spring flowers that can be placed in the middle of the table as a centerpiece, as a place setting, or even to enhance your napkin rings. Place a napkin ring, greenery, or a thin string around a cloth napkin and then slide a flower through. It brightens up the table in a fresh and inexpensive way.


Celebrate with making your fruit and veggies into spring treats. Kitchen Fun with my Three Sons made a flower pot cupcake and used fresh fruit to make flowers. Carrots and hummus in a small terra planter is an adorable idea as well. Have fun with these ideas and let us know what you come up with. Enjoy the weather and enjoy celebrating!

carrots and hummus

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The weather out there is getting Brr Brr cold and if the winter season is anything  like last year that means freezing temps and lots and lots of snow.

What gets everyone excited about this time of year is the Holiday season. It brings family and friends together for merrymaking and fun.

You may want to liven up your decor a bit. To brighten things up you may want to try one of our Holly Vine Christmas Tablecloths. This white or red Christmas tablecloth has Holly leaves all over the border and comes in rectangle, round, or as a table topper.

Holly Vine Christmas Tablecloth

Another lovely item is the Winter Garden Cardinal bird placemats. Its design is a perfect cheer me up as you imagine the Cardinal hopping around and chirping merrily! Also available as a table runner. We also have Chickadee bird placemats and table runners-a beautiful option as well.

Winter Garden Cardinal bird placemats

So let’s do our best to liven things up and spread cheer this wonderful Holiday season! Stay Warm!


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It is wonderful to see how a talented person can take a simple piece of canvas and paint and create a masterpiece; a musical instrument or a piano is used to burst forth a melodious song. At a wedding or party, a simple cloth napkin can be transformed into a beautiful design and enhance the table setting and the atmosphere of the event.

There are many uses for a cloth napkin. The most obvious and practical reason to use a cloth napkin is to keep yourself tidy and your clothing clean. Many years ago it was used to wipe the sweat off ones brow on a hot summer’s day. It can also be used as a beautiful decoration for a wedding or event. It is not always practical to put food out on each plate at a wedding or party. Salads may wilt and get soggy and appetizers may not keep to the correct serving temperature or simply get spoiled if it’s out for too long. That is not the case at a restaurant, since each person plans on ordering a different item. Instead of leaving an empty plate or drinking glass on the table, the table is dressed up with a pretty cloth napkin to create an elegant table setting.

napkin with tulip

Some napkins are nice enough to be displayed on their own since today; napkins come in many different colors and printed styles. Napkins are usually matching a party or wedding tablecloth at an event.  When they are folded into different shapes the napkins make a real statement.  It’s great to put a stylish folded napkin on the table instead of filling the plate or drinking glass with food or drink.

assorted napkin designs

There are many ways for a napkins to be folded are here are just some of them. They can be folded into a pocket so silverware or invitations can be put in it. Flowers can be inserted in the pocket as well. Depending on your event, tuxedos, roses, pyramids, or fleur de lis styles can dress up the occasion. For the upcoming holiday of Easter a napkin can be folded into a bunny or rolled up as a carrot with the silverware sticking out of it as the leaves.

carrot napkin (1)

There are many how to books and videos and the possibilities are endless. Have fun playing around with the designs and create one that’s right for you and your occasion. We’d love to see your pictures and creative ideas of how your table gets dressed for an occasion.

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Valentines Day is approaching

Are you someone who needs coaching?

The girls, they are broaching!

Every day of the year

It’s nice if appreciation is brought

But they want to know at least one day

That their hard works not for naught

Chocolate is so nice

It brings a smile to ones face

Flowers too- a fresh bouquet

The old ones to replace

Rose Table Topper

How about something red or white

A lace tablecloth for women to delight

Its delicate petals scattered across the table

Hosting a party she will now be able


For this is something that can last quite long

When she glances at that tablecloth

Her feelings of appreciation will be strong

So show your love by treating her to something worthwhile

A classy new tablecloth that has a lot of style

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I have a grandma she is 82

She has not just one ailment but quite a few

She tries real hard not to complain,

But sometimes she can’t ignore the pain.

Since she retired she now has the time,

To listen to her body and hear it chime.

I thought it would be a great idea,

To invite her over and spread some cheer.

I’ll also invite her friends for cake and wild berry zinger

Just think of the pleasure the event will bring her.

“Great” said Grandma see you then

“I’ll circle on the calendar so I will know when.”

On that designated day they all arrived,

Happily chatting they all stepped inside.

The discussion was centered around the table

Reminiscing of the time when they were able

To knit a piece, an old world style

A tablecloth such as mine they have not seen in a while

It’s delicate lace a work of art,

Heirloom square

The intricate styles that set them apart.

So busy talking soon the hour was late,

They thanked me for the party and said it was great!

Such a good time they hadn’t had in years

No time to worry or address their fears

Never heard from them so much as a groan,

So glad of the party that I had thrown!

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On this wintery day so very frigid

I recall a memory so vivid

Of my mom and I when I was a child

My mom took my sis and me

To a wide open field filled with strawberries

For a day filled with fun under the sun

strawberry patch.

We each got a basket and told to fill to the top

Luscious strawberries we ate unable to stop

We tried to pick the juiciest ones that were red


My sister couldn’t differentiate

So she picked the unripe ones instead

We laughed and enjoyed each other’s company

Till it was time to go home to kitchen duty

To strawberry jam making and strawberry pie baking….

Oh those days have gone by, now there are just memories

So I’m spreading out my tablecloth filled with printed strawberries

Wild Berries 2

Glad I have something to remind me of good ol’ days gone by

And made up my mind that I will try

When the weather turns warmer a strawberry patch I’ll see

And enjoy the day out with my family.

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